Designing research projects: how to avoid big problems.

by Dr Julian Quinn, The SERT Institute, RNSH Once an exciting new research project has been envisaged and sketched out, a pause for thought is needed. Before any work is undertaken, there are important queries that need to be addressed in order to avoid serious roadblocks to progress, to help ensure the project unfolds in …

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Royal North Shore celebrates the opening of the Tom Reeve Academic Surgical Clinic.

On the 18th of October, approximately 100 people attended the opening of the Tom Reeve Academic Surgical Clinic. The purpose of the clinic is to acknowledge and build upon the foundations of academic surgery that Tom Reeve created on the campus, and to provide opportunities for surgical outcomes research and clinical trials in a supportive …

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Upper GI/Bariatric and HPB Intensive Training Day – February 2020

The Australian and New Zealand Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Association will be hosting an intensive course aimed at covering the Upper Gastrointestinal, Bariatric and HPB curriculum for General Surgery Trainees. It is targeted at Senior General Surgery SET trainees and International Medical Graduates studying for the RACS Fellowship Exam. For more information about the course, …

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants – 150 Years of Papers in Nature.

It is now 150 years since the publication of the first issue of Nature. This interactive video is an analysis of more than 88,000 papers published in Nature since 1900. It provides an extraordinary insight into the process of scientific discovery. Take a journey through a 3D network of Nature’s publications over the last 150 years. …

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November is “Surgeons Month 2019” – and initiative of the NSW RACS State Committee

Surgeons Month is an annual event which seeks to bring together NSW Fellows, Trainees, International Medical Graduates, prevocational doctors, medical students and College stakeholders to collaborate about surgical education, research and best practice. There are a number of excellent events throughout the month of November. For more information see the RACS website

SERT and the Sydney University Surgical Society announce the 2020 medical student mentoring program.

SERT in collaboration with the Sydney University Surgical Society (SUSS) is pleased to announce its 2020 medical student mentoring program. The program is part of our ongoing initiatives to cultivate student interest in surgery, introduce students to practising surgeons within the health district and foster a culture of collaboration and mentorship between students and surgeons.

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